Weekend Fire Damages RV Manufacturer’s Goshen Plant

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Goshen firefighters put out a fire at a Forest River manufacturing plant over the weekend.

The fire began in the break room of Plant 4 (2449 Century Drive), where the company makes its Wildwood and Salem RVs. Firefighters were dispatched at 10:15 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 9).

The extent of the damage is not yet known, but the building’s sprinkler system mostly contained the fire, according to the report.

“It was in the break room,” Assistant Fire Chief Jim Ramer told the Goshen News. “The sprinklers contained it until they (firefighters) fully extinguished it.”

Even after the flames were doused, smoke poured from the factory’s open overhead doors and from under the eves in the front of the building.

“The building is all full of smoke,” Ramer said. “It is going to take hours to clear.”

Crews from all three of Goshen’s fire stations responded to the call, according to Ramer.

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